Lara Mekhitarian

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Lara Mekhitarian

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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La Crescenta, California 91214

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My Approach to Helping

As a trauma specialist, I combine a variety of modalities, tailoring your treatment plan to your individual needs. Trained and certified in a variety of treatment modalities, I use EMDR and TRM as the two main tools of practice to help my clients work through their challenges, find safety and connection within their bodies, and develop an arsenal of coping skills that can help manage symptoms that can feel debilitating.

My talk therapy approach combines the powerful coping and reframing tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (both trauma-based and traditional), a psychodynamic framework to better understand attachment styles, family of origin, and any past experiences that still impact you today, and an existential approach in helping you create the meaning within your own life that resonates and feels true to you today.

Discovering your strength on a personal level, especially after a trauma, can be intimidating, but I’m committed to bettering my clients’ lives in whatever capacity they need. From discovering your personal passions and reviving diminished confidence to helping you rebuild your identity after suffering trauma, sometimes life works better with a compassionate professional.

Above all else, all client relationships begin with honesty, trust, and unconditional positive regard. You deserve nothing less.
There is a day-to-day reality that you already envision. There is a level of healing you know is within your grasp. People define personal triumph in many ways, but for me, it’s all about finding a way to thrive.

Thriving is more than doing well. Thriving is finding success for the heart, mind, and soul.

Thriving is an empowering realization and a drive based in desire and determination. Thriving is a success story.

Make sure you ask about the Heal the Hurt Counseling team! I have a team of specialized therapists who focus on building resiliency and healing. Each of our clinicians works with clients from their personal and therapeutic strengths and areas of expertise. Through bringing together a team of clinicians with diverse backgrounds, we are prepared to provide all encompassing therapeutic services to clients coming in with any need. As a group practice, we are committed to partnering with clients to build their resiliency, heal from past hurts, and grow into their best selves.

As your therapist and the leader of the Heal the Hurt team, I help you build confidence and work through your difficulties so you can evolve emotionally and personally. You have your own incredible story to tell, and I look forward to encouraging and assisting you as you shape your next chapter.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues
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